Our mission is to provide customers and residents with organically-grown fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds and pasture-raised heritage-breed meat, egg, dairy, and wool products while integrating with the local ecosystem, embracing zero-waste operations, and stewarding the land and native species. Education, vocational, and therapeutic opportunities strength the community and extend long-term benefits to the students. This is all a formal and wordy way of saying, “Wind’s Four Quarters Farm is designed to achieve virtual self-sufficiency while embracing sustainability and giving back to the community.”
But what does it all mean? Even I’m not certain I fully comprehend the impact of this statement, but I know what it means to me right now: producing the food and a fair portion of clothing, shelter, and power locally, right on the property, while assisting the preservation of heritage-breed livestock and heirloom-variety crops. In a year, it may mean something different to me, and it may already mean something different to you.
This blog is dedicated to the exploration of this mission. Join me on my journey and share with me what it means to you!